The media portrays American society as scared witless about installing a health care system that gives access to all. Certainly, Hilary Clinton was soon removed from her husband’s administration by the powerful anti-health care lobby. Now it is back on the agenda with the current President – Barack Obama – leading from the front.
The tales of how bad things could be, are accompanied by examples of the UK health system. An American who had positive experiences of British health care, felt people like him were having difficulty being heard.
What is breathtakingly awful is the level that scaremongering has reached, and I wonder if it is at its apex yet? To what depths will scaremongering plumb, what further so-called examples will it illustrate…………………
One tactic has been to say that if Professor Steven Hawkin did not live in America, he would not have the level of care he has. This blatant lie has prompted Professor Hawkin to issue a denial.
First, he states, he lives in The United Kingdom.
Second, he states, he is alive today and living the life we see, BECAUSE OF THE CARE AND SUPPORT OF THE BRITISH HEALTH SERVICE.
This disgusting level of campaigning against basic health care for a society, says much about a swathe of individuals and corporations that have much self-interest and benefits of their own to reap, which they are not inclined to lose or share.
Where are the basic senses of decency, social morals, Christian principles in a society that wears its religion on its sleeves? In my book, caring about ones fellow people is a humanitarian thing to do, and I for one have no compunction about it.